Our school is partnered with a charity called the Irish Chaplaincy Services who do amazing work in supporting elderly people living in isolation across London. This Advent, Holy Family children took part in a very special project with this charity called 'Connected for Christmas' which saw us deliver 250 gift packs to elderly people across London! Inside each gift pack was a handmade, personalised Christmas card, a Christmas decoration and a note from the our school. Our children worked so hard to create the most thoughtful, heart warming and beautiful Christmas cards and decorations for these elderly people. We are so proud of the children what they have created and the joy that they spread this Christmas. Have a look at some of the beautiful cards they created and the messages of thanks from some of the recipients.
"It was so nice to receive a card with my name on it. The children have given me so much joy."
"The children put so much effort into these cards. Please thank them for all they have done."
"The card is on the mantel-piece and the calendar is on the wall. It brought back so many memories of Ireland. I was sorry I couldn't go to Ireland this year. Ireland has come to me instead."
"It was like Santa Claus came early to our nursing home. The cards and calendars are all over our walls and they brought so much joy to our residents. Please pass on our thanks to the children."
"It meant so much to be remembered. We weren't expecting anything and then all these lovely cards and calendars arrived. It brought so much joy to our residents. I wish I could thank all the children."
"I cried tears of joy when I received the Christmas surprise from the Irish Chaplaincy and Holy Family School. For years, I felt forgotten. Now I feel so remembered. I want to thank you so much for making my Christmas special."